communication, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life, Teens

The positives of parenting tweens and teens: What’s going on inside your teen’s developing brain.

The adolescent years have a bad reputation for turning our sweet little children into hormonally driven, impulsive, lazy, moody teens, but--according to new research--the tween and teen years are really a time we can be excited about.

Dating, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life

How to get over your ex: The neuroscience of a broken heart.

New research has shown that being in love is actually incredibly similar to drug addiction. As a single parent, handling the pain of a breakup is tough. A lot of us have been led to believe that time will heal our broken hearts. If we just keep busy with the kids and work it will get better. The truth is--it does and it doesn't.

Parenting, SIngle Parent Life

Helping children through divorce: Why kids blame themselves

One of the reasons divorce is hard on our kids is because of the way children think at certain ages. Young children see things from a limited, self-focused perspective.This is why it's so important that we as parents address the questions our children have--the spoken and unspoken ones.

communication, Highly Sensitive Children, Parenting, SIngle Parent Life

How to survive change with less stress and happier kids

Change is never easy. As a parent how can you help your kids cope when you are struggling yourself? If you use these strategies to embrace change you may even find that the change becomes a positive experience, even if it doesn't seem like it at the time!